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To Make It Through Tough Financial Times, Seminars Teach Secrets of Success

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Many Americans find it increasingly appealing to learn about wealth strategies in a group of like-minded students. Throughout 2015, workshops conducted across the U.S. and around the globe by Rich Dad Education will present invaluable tips designed to help novice stock traders and real estate investment beginners—as well as those who have made a few investments but are looking for ways to increase their skills.

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Media Advisory: Super Bowl Commercial Expert Available

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A Johns Hopkins researcher who has studied what makes a Super Bowl commercial successful is available to discuss, analyze and rate the 2015 ads.

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Expert: 2015’s First Existing Home Sales Report Could Set Tone for New Year

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On January 23, 2015, the National Association of Realtors will release its first report of the year, covering sales for the month of December 2014. The report will likely set the tone for home sales during the new year. Anthony Humpage, CEO at Legacy Education Alliance, Inc., can comment on why MORE is better than BIG—i.e., why, in the realm of real estate, it is far wiser to take advantage of low interest rates on mortgages by investing in rental properties rather than buying or building a bigger home, as many people choose.

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Tunneling Layer May Improve Efficiency of Multi-Junction Organic Solar Cells

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Organic solar cells are less expensive to produce than silicon-based technologies, but to make them competitive a method must be found to increase their efficiency. Qiquan Qiao of the South Dakota State University Center for Advanced Photovoltaics is using tunnel junctions to provide effective pathways through which charge can travel and thus reduce energy losses

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To Excel in the ‘1099 Economy,’ It Pays to Learn the Rules of the Game

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The classic, 20th-century ideal of employment—one full-time job for every worker—is dying. The new paradigm, dubbed the 1099 economy, makes it easier for creative individuals to carve a niche (or two or three) that reflects their interests. But success means knowing how to handle money issues. That’s where Rich Dad Education comes in. Based on the teachings of Robert Kiyosaki, author of revolutionary bestseller Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Rich Dad Education is dedicated to elevating the financial well-being of people from all walks of life.

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For the Love of Chocolate

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With Valentine's Day around the corner, does chocolate appeal to you for its flavor, symbolic meaning of love or potential health benefits? Dr. Judith Rodriguez, a nutrition professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of North Florida, discusses myths and facts about chocolate.

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2015 State of the Union Address: U-M Experts Available to Discuss

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President Obama will outline various executive actions and legislative proposals during the State of the Union address Jan. 20. University of Michigan experts are available to offer analysis.

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U-M Experts Can Discuss US-Cuba Talks

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The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in five decades will lead a delegation Wednesday to Havana to begin talks about normalizing relations. The trip is part of President Obama's effort to ease the embargo with the communist nation.

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Why Suramin, a Century-Old, Anti-Parasitic Drug May Hold the Key to Understanding Autism

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N of One: Autism Research Foundation's Founder, John Rodakis, has published an easy to read review and commentary on: “Antipurinergic therapy corrects the autism-like features of the Fragile X (Fmr1 knockout) mouse model”

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Monograph Suggests Moving Away From Government Policy Intervention During Economic Recession

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n a monograph recently published by the Institute of Economic Affairs, author Roger Koppl, professor of finance at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, dissects the recent Great Recession in the United States and the prolonged economic slump that followed. In “From Crisis to Confidence: Macroeconomics After the Crash,” Koppl asserts that what may appear as market failure was actually the consequence of failed government policies. He makes a case for moving away from government command and control toward freer exchange.